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Revive Our Cooum River
"Thames of Chennai"

Welcome to Koovathon 1.0, the first phase of an exciting three-part series dedicated to transforming the Cooum River into the Thames of Chennai. Koovathon 1.0 is an Ideathon that invites individuals to explore and ideate tangible solutions for improving the Cooum River.

It is a one-day Ideathon where participants, forming teams of up to 4 people (On-spot), will brainstorm and present innovative ideas to improve the Cooum River. The focus areas include Water Transportation, Tourism, Economy, Aquatic Ecosystem, Waste Management, Sustainability, and and other relevant themes.

Register and Join us on February 3rd, 2024, from 10 AM to 4 PM at Kissflow for a day filled with innovation and inspiration.

The Best idea Winners will get 10,000 Rs Cash Prize

Why Attend?



Koovathon is a three-phase initiative dedicated to the transformation of the Cooum River, starting with Koovathon 1.0 (Ideathon), followed by Koovathon 2.0 (Hackathon) and Koovathon 3.0 (Policy Making).

Koovathon 1.0 is an Ideathon. It’s a Full Day event.

Once Registered, you are requested to attend the event. On the day of the event, we will form the team & Themes and the problem statement will be given on Spot. As a Team, you have to come up with the best idea around Cooum River. Then, you have to present your ideas to the jury, The Best idea will get the Cash Prize of 10,000 INR.

Everyone requested to register as an Individual. We will form the Team on the event date.

Koovathon 2.0 is a 2 Days Hackathon. Most Possibly, it will be organized by End of May Month.

Koovathon 3.0 is a policy making. Most Possibly, it will be organized by End of August month.

You are encouraged to register as an individual. Teams will be formed on the event day, providing an opportunity for participants to collaborate and share diverse perspectives.

Yes, participants are required to bring their own laptops to conduct research and create their presentations during the event

How it works?

We invite passionate individuals from diverse backgrounds, including tech professionals, school/college students, environmentalists, scientists, researchers, and political icons/government representatives, to join Koovathon 1.0 and contribute to the transformation of the Cooum River.

Who can Register?

Sequence of events

9 AM - Registration

Entry Closes by 9.30 AM - On Spot registration not allowed

9.30 AM - Inauguration

Welcome Note will be given by Jaya Shakthi Kannan.

10 AM - Team up & Event Starts

We will form teams. themes & problem statements will be given on-spot

1.00 AM - Lunch

Will be provided!

1.40 PM - Guest Speaker

Addresses ''The Journey of Cooum River''

2 PM - Pitching Starts

Selected 15 Teams will move to this round and pitch their ideas to the jury during the allocated time slots (5 Minutes).

4 PM - Winner Announcement & Vote of Thanks

The best idea, as validated by the jury, will be announced at 4 PM, followed by a vote of thanks.

Register Now

Register now for Koovathon 1.0, pioneer change for the Cooum River, and stand a chance to win Rs. 10,000 while contributing to a sustainable future, secure your spot today!

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Join us as we unite for Koovathon 1.0 and take part in a transformative journey to improve the Cooum River.


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